Tag Archives: My story

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I like the closure on this bag.  The bag has a velcro closure that you then roll up further and tuck into the sleeve of the bag where there is a second velcro closure.  I feel like it is more secure than the Hollister bag I reviewed. This is a one-piece bag.  I don’t like that you can’t see your stoma when applying the bag. […]

Ostomy life: coloplast bag review


Posted on March 1, 2014 by

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I have had my (second) ileostomy for almost three weeks, and I am trying out products to see which is the best for me.  Convatec is out because I have sensitive skin and their products made my skin boil.  So, this week I have been using a Hollister light convexity bag.  It is a two part system with Hollisters “floating flange” and velcro sealed bag […]

Ostomy life: hollister bag review


Posted on August 9, 2013 by


Last December my husband surprised me by telling me I was getting a puppy for Christmas!  He knew I would want to choose it so he told me on December 22nd.  We went to several pounds before I found my furry four legged friend.  I knew I wanted a chow mix and called ahead to ensure that each pound had some.  After scouring the pounds […]

Dog Tails: 3 puppies, 3 families


Posted on June 4, 2013 by

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This is the story of my battle with ulcerative colitis. Journal entry from early 2011:  “It is your first year of marriage.  You imagine how happy you are going to be starting your life together.  It sounds silly but I was looking forward to learning how to cook him dinner, dressing prettily and flirting with him, arranging fresh flowers on the dining table, entertaining, laughing, […]

My Story – Part One


Posted on August 4, 2012 by